LDN Skins Fake Tan Review
I know that June is fake tan season, but when I think of fake tans my inner child starts to cry. I've had many good experiences with fake tan- spray tans, St Tropez, Fake Bake, Xen Tan; but with every good story, comes one full of horror and orange palms.
I pretty much refuse to have fake tan nowadays unless it's done in a salon or comes in spray form, so when the highly touted LDN Skins (or LDN: Skins) fake tan was offered to me I was a little unsure.
Apply it... by gloves? Really?
I know MANY women who regularly do this, but I have never had good solo results so was pretty wary. The accolades were good though, and I liked that it was odourless, so I gritted my teeth and donned the tanning mitt (provided).
The lotion was light brown coloured so I knew where I was applying it, and it dried really quickly. I covered my body in dirty looking brown streaks and buffed away trying to even it out. This is designed for medium to pale skin tones, and I was hopeful it would look more natural than Essex Marbella.
It has nice ingredients - Aloe Vera, Beeswax, Avocado Oil, FucusVesiculosus (Seaweed Extract), Melon, Orange, Grapefruit Peel, English Lavender- no that you could notice them, and I was finished in under 20 minutes. With a little help on the back (seriously how do you DIY that area) I was done... and then the waiting game.
The next day I showered off the brown, and was left with lightly tanned golden skin. It was even, it was well applied and there were NO streaks anywhere. Either I've become suddenly light fingered, or this product really does deliver smooth natural coverage.
My one gripe was that when asked if I looked different most people DIDN'T notice the tan, but that may be due to it being so natural - and I can reapply to get a darker shade.
LDN:Skins Tanning Lotion - so good, even I can apply it well.